Maggie Creek (near Morelock Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ni; Sn; W

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 65.33101
Longitude -151.37536
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Location and accuracy This lode prospect is on Maggie Creek just above its junction with Morelock Creek (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-48]). The site is at about 650 feet elevation, near the center of section 24, T. 6 N., R. 19 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within half a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the area of the Maggie Creek placer prospect consists of greenstone, metachert, dolomite, marble, calcareous schist, and siliceous mica schist (Mertie, 1934; Chapman and others, 1982).
A possible gold breccia/stockwork is at the flexure point in Morelock Creek near Maggie Creek (North Star Exploration Inc., 2000 [Highly mineralized block 20]). The bedrock in the area is interpreted by North Star Exploration, Inc., as an altered and mineralized intrusion. Their interpretation is based on low resistivity, and high radiometric and low magnetic signatures at this point, where several high-angle faults intersect, and the company believes that the highly fractured bedrock may be a good host for structurally-controlled gold mineralization. North Star Exploration, Inc. (1999 [Report 99-48]) reported that soil and sediment samples collected at this location in 1979, 1982, and 1985 contained anomalous gold, tin, tungsten, and nickel, and suggested that the gold nuggets in the gravels of Morelock Creek have a color and shape that may indicate a nearby lode source, possibly this target (North Star Exploration Inc., 2000 [Highly mineralized block 20]. A similar lode occurrence is in Morelock Creek (TN034), 2 miles downstream.
Gold and tin placer mining began on Morelock Creek one mile downstream from the junction of Maggie Creek as early as 1901 (Thomas and Wright, 1948 [RI 4322]). Morelock Creek (TN033) produced most of the 11,400 ounces of gold credited to the Gold Hills-Melozitna mining district (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-48]). The nearby Homestake Creek (TN028) and Bonanza Creek (TN030) placer deposits also produced small amounts of gold.
Geologic map unit (-151.377879736682, 65.3305057133108)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Gold and tin placer mining began on Morelock Creek one mile downstream from the junction of Maggie Creek as early as 1901 (Thomas and Wright, 1948 [RI 4322]). North Star Exploration, Inc. (1999 [Report 99-48]) has reported that soil and sediment samples collected at the mouth of Maggie Creek in 1979, 1982, and 1985 contained anomalous gold, tin, tungsten, and nickel. The company also has conducted resistivity, radiometric, and magnetic surveys in this area.
Indication of production None
Production notes Morelock Creek produced most of the 11,400 ounces of gold credited to the Gold Hills-Melozitna mining district (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-48]). The nearby Homestake Creek (TN028) and Bonanza Creek (TN030) placer deposits also produced small amounts of gold.

Additional comments

Morelock and Maggie creeks flow on lands selected by or conveyed to Doyon, Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon, Ltd., at 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-2941.

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